Building Alabama Reinvestment

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Official Statewide Community Reinvestment Action Consortium

Building Alabama Reinvestment (BAR) fosters dialogue and partnerships between community and economic development organizations and financial services providers. BAR works with community leaders, policymakers, and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing, and business.

BAR seeks to support, create and implement long-term solutions, which include providing tools and resources to build the community and individual economic well-being.

Our mission is to increase equal access to credit, capital and banking services for low- to moderate-income communities in accordance with the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

BAR, along with NCRC, is working to create a just economy in Alabama.
BAR leverages access to resources for strategic community development and supporting community-based organizations.
BAR seeks to have financial institutions comply with existing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) fair lending regulations and act as a watchdog ensuring fairness in finance markets.
BAR provides relevant information on the Community Reinvestment Act, real-time national news on regulations and state-of-the-art training for community-based organizations.

Our mission is to increase equal access to credit, capital and banking services for low- to moderate-income communities in accordance with the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

Economic Justice

BAR, along with NCRC, is working to create a just economy in Alabama.

Sustainability

BAR leverages access to resources for strategic community development and supporting community-based organizations.

Compliance

BAR seeks to have financial institutions comply with existing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) fair lending regulations and act as a watchdog ensuring fairness in finance markets.

Education

BAR provides relevant information on the Community Reinvestment Act, real-time national news on regulations and state-of-the-art training for community-based organizations.

Fair Lending
The Equal Opportunity Act & Fair Housing Act are designed to protect consumers from unfair or discriminatory lending practices. BAR has tremendous expertise and is able to help consumers and lenders gain more awareness and adhere to fair lending laws.
Affordable Housing
All Americans should be able to live in safe and decent, affordable housing. BAR works with the bank and finance system to help ensure access to affordable housing.
Small Business
Small businesses drive the state’s economy providing jobs for more than half of the employed Alabamians. BAR supports and advocates for Alabama’s small businesses.

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Why Join BAR?

As an Alabama based organization, becoming a member of NCRC automatically registers you as a member of BAR—enhance your organization’s impact on critical issues facing your community and gain access to essential resources such as:

  • Direct access to NCRC staff for technical assistance
  • Accurate and up to date information on policy, regulations and challenges to the CRA
  • Opportunities to connect to other organizations engaged in bringing capital back to their neighborhoods
  • Discounts on registration for NCRC’s regional and national conferences
  • NCRC Media Center access to news and commentary on a range of community reinvestment issues
  • Participation in NCRC National Training Academy classes

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